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From Proto-Indo-European *bʰeydʰ-. Cognate to Latin fidēs, Latin fīdus and Proto-Germanic *bīdaną.
foedus n (genitive foederis); third declension
- treaty, agreement, contract
- pact, compact
Third declension neuter.
From Proto-Indo-European *bʰoyǝ- (“to frighten; be afraid”). Compare Old English bǣdan (“to defile”). More at bad.
foedus m (feminine foeda, neuter foedum); first/second declension
- (physically) filthy, foul, disgusting, loathsome, ugly, unseemly, detestable, abominable, horrible
- (mentally) disgraceful, vile, obscene, base, dishonorable, shameful, infamous, foul